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Galveston love triangle killer gets 40 years in prison

GALVESTONTexas (KIAH) – A man pleaded guilty to murder in an incident involving his child’s mother and another man in what police called a love triangle murder.

On Monday, Clear Lake’s Daron Cordon Gills pleaded guilty to murder. The incident involved Gills, his victim, and the mother of Gills’ child, Angelica Campbell, who was unharmed. Gills agreed to 40 years in prison.

Around 3 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021, Galveston County sheriff’s officers responded to reports of a shooting at Angelica Marie Campbell’s home in Crystal Beach. When the officers arrived, they discovered the body of Jordan Montreux Turner-Boxley.

Gills told officers at the scene that he shot at Boxley. According to Gills’ arrest affidavit, there was no sign of a struggle in the house or any indication that Boxley had a weapon. A Galveston County grand jury indicted Gills and Campbell for murder.

After Gills was sentenced, the victim’s mother, Ladenia Boxley, issued a statement from the victim describing the ongoing impact of the loss of her son on her family.

The case was filed by Chief Assistant District Attorney Barbara Agbu. Agbu noted that Gills’ 40-year sentence ensures he is no longer a danger to society and expressed hope that Gills’ sentence will help the Turner-Boxley family begin their journey to healing.

Under Texas law, Gills will be eligible for parole after serving half of his sentence. Campbell will stand trial for murder on February 6, 2023.th District court.

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